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Opening Times

Normal Opening Hours

Monday | 10am - 5pm 
Tuesday | 10am - 5pm 
Wednesday | 10am - 5pm
Thursday | 10am - 5pm 
Friday | 10am - 5pm 
Saturday | 10am - 5pm
Sunday | 12.30pm - 3pm 

Planned Closures

Saturday 24 February 
The east end will be closed from 12-2.30pm for the funeral of Canon Paul Tongue. There will also be a partial closure of either the quire, or possibly the George chapel in the morning whilst the coffin rests. 

Monday 4 March
The nave will be closed for graduation setup, but the east end, crypt and cloisters will be open for general visiting. Tours will be limited to the east end and cloisters. The Cloister Café and shop are open as normal. 

Tuesday 5 March
There will be limited access to the Cathedral, with the nave closed for graduation ceremonies and access to the east end and crypt only throughout the day. The shop and cafe will be closed and tours will not run, resuming on Wednesday 6 March.

Monday 25 March
The Cathedral will open later than usual, at 1pm due to the Chrism Eucharist taking place at 11am. All are warmly welcome to join us for the service and we will open the Cathedral for visiting as soon as possible afterwards.
The café will be closed all day, but the shop will open from 1-4.30pm. The 2.30pm turn up tour will go ahead as normal.

Wednesday and Thursday 27 and 28 March 
The Cathedral will be closed to the general public due to an event taking place.

Please check back before your visit as this page is updated regularly. 

Restrictions During Normal Visiting Hours

While the Cathedral is open to general visits, not all areas of the Cathedral may be accessible. 
There is currently no entry off College Green; entry is via the North Porch in College Yard (opposite the High Street).
From time to time when we have weddings, funerals, memorial services or other events in the Quire, the East End of the Cathedral will be closed. However where possible we will give access to the Nave and Cloister during visiting hours.
We are not always able to give advance notice of closures but where possible we will include details on this webpage. If you would like further advice on your visit, please contact

If you are planning a visit some time ahead you may want to take the following information into consideration:

  • Monday - Saturday: Access to the East End of the Cathedral and the Crypt begins to be restricted shortly before 5pm as we prepare for our daily service of Choral Evensong (or Evening Prayer) at 5.30pm - all are welcome to attend. General visiting ends at 5pm, last entry at 4.30pm.
  • Sunday: We hold our main Sung Eucharist at 10.30am; all are welcome to attend, but the Cathedral does not open for visiting until 12.30pm. There is also Choral Evensong at 4pm and last entry for general visiting is 2.30pm, with closure to visitors at 3pm. 

Please visit our website again prior to your visit, to check opening hours and current restrictions.